Wednesday Stir

By Erik Oster 

-Arts & Sciences director Matt Lenski turned video footage of New York’s nightly salute to healthcare workers into a PSA for the United Way, featuring music by Walker (video above).

According to a statement, New York City production partners, friends and clients contributed images that captured their perspective of the nightly salute.

“It’s quite emotional and cathartic—a little reprieve every night,” Lenski, a native New Yorker, said in a statement. “It shows up in all sorts of ways that we would never have expected. Some shots have been really heartfelt and others have been humorous. People are experiencing this in so many different ways.”


-Former 72andSunny creative lead Keith Cartwright launched his own agency called Cartwright, with the backing of WPP and an ability to tap into Grey Group’s global creative network.

Orcí promoted Marina Filippelli to CEO, with Andrew Orcí moving into a role as board chairman.

-Overtime co-founder and CEO Dan Porter says every company should ask how it’s using its platform.

-In an internal memo, CEO Yannick Bolloré encouraged Havas staff to take Friday off in response to ongoing protests around systemic racism and police brutality and to use the day to “contemplate our roles in improving racial justice and diversity in and outside of our business.”

-U.K. ad leaders pledged to support Black talent.

-The Brookly Brothers offers a quick industry guide to work-from-home meditation.